African Plant Database

Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Protologue : Hist. Nat. Veg. (Spach) 6: 211 (1838)
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fibrous-rooted annual climbing or trailing herb to 2 m long.
Ecology : Deciduous Acacia woodland, wooded grassland and Acacia- Commiphora bushland, also in cultivated places; 20-2000 m alt. Arabia, Socotra. Adventiceous in the dry Neotropics. Sometimes cultivated.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 209

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 174 (1986).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 142 (2000).
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Record n°26086 modified 2008-10-21
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